“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 NIV)
Help us, dear Lord, to have hearts that are free to love you as you have requested in your Holy Word.
Reveal to us any secret sin that may cause deception, thereby keeping us from loving you as we should.
Forgive us our trespasses through your Son, Jesus, and purify our souls.
For when our souls are pure and holy, our minds can think according to your Word.
As we meditate on your Word, we find comfort, hope, peace, direction, illumination, wisdom, knowledge and strength.
In your Presence, there is fullness of joy, and the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, that you loved us so much that you gave your Son, Jesus, to the whole world as part of your plan of redemption and Eternal Life.
Thank you Jesus, for the love you gave to each of us in that you went to the cross and you took our sins upon you, though you were without sin. You sacrificed your life in order that we may have the remission of sins and the gift of your Holy Spirit. Thank you for the hope of your promise that we’ll one day have the privilege of living with you for eternity.
We love because you first loved us, and it is your love that flows through us.
God is love and he who abides in God, abides in love, and God in him.
Help us love you more and serve you better than we did the day before.
In Jesus name, Amen.